Valentine’s day is now a weekend

by Kim on February 17, 2014

The great thing about Valentine’s Day is that it can be easily stretched into Valentine’s Weekend.

This is coming from the fact that, in our experience, that’s roughly how long it takes to get through two boxes of chocolate.


When you’re married, and you buy your spouse a box of chocolate, it’s win win. I mean, you know who’s going to be eating half of that chocolate before you even swipe your credit card.

Brent and I were on the same page about that, so we both got each other chocolate.

He also upped the ante a little bit with these beautiful roses:


I LOVE the colors–hello spring!


(*Winter snowstorm sounds*)


Then there was dinner. We went to this tiny little European tap house we like called Jac’s. We were both torn between the fish fry and seafood linguini, so we got one of each to split. (I forced him to be the one to order the fish fry, because, come on, I’m a lady.)

Here’s my dark restaurant phone shot of the linguini:


Noodles, mussels, scallops, tomatoes, and basil in a buttery, lemony broth. Oh my.

After dinner, we had a quick powwow about how full we were (very) and whether we still had room for dessert (of COURSE). I’d just gotten a Groupon for buy 1/get 1 at Forever Yogurt, and it was way too early to go home, so it was meant to be.


The yogurt was amazing, but I was a little concerned about the flying piles of colored poop they chose for their logo.



Mason got a little Valentine’s treat too, although his was more of a sorry-you-haven’t-been-able-to-go-outside-in-weeks consolation truck.


I was convinced he was bored to death hanging out in our house every weekend with his limited toy selection (compared to daycare’s, anyway), so I sprang for this cute Melissa & Doug car carrier I saw at Kohl’s. His reaction when he saw it was (eyes wide): “Ooooooooh!”

He played with it for hours. Poor kid.


Yes, that is snow as tall as he is on our deck.

On Saturday, I went on a massive 3-hour house cleaning spree while Brent and Mason enjoyed a boys’ outing to the children’s museum.




Per that last picture, he came home completely drenched.

Yesterday was pretty low key, with church and projects and grocery shopping. For the first time ever, I did all of the week’s grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, and it was amazing. I was able to spin around that tiny store and grab everything in about 20 minutes (as opposed to the hour minimum I spend at the giant grocery store, checking out prices and new products and circling back to grab things I missed), plus I’m pretty sure I saved money. (Trader Joe’s is CHEAP.)

Back to the grind again today. To everyone celebrating President’s Day with a day off: enjoy it for both of us! (<–Said very nicely, I swear!)



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Emily @SinfulNutrition February 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Colored poop, hahaha! I died. At least those roses are more gorgeous!
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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome February 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Sounds like a great Valentine’s Day! We didn’t do much on the actual day (heart shaped pizzas, cards and chocolate) but did spend a lovely few days away in Sonoma. Just the two of us! Sort of a Valentine’s/Birthday celebration. So fun!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes February 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Those roses are beautiful! And I love that car carrier – that would keep Luke busy for hours too. And of course he came home all wet from the Children’s museum. ;) So cute!!
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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Sounds like you guys had a great Valentine’s Day! I agree on the chocolate thing – it’s pretty awesome like that. ;) And I LOVE your roses – beautiful colors! Great job to your hubby!

Ahh I so badly wish I had a TJ’s closer! Nearest one is a 40 minute drive…
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